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ive just eaten a whole pineapple

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Doublebubblebubble Wed 07-Oct-15 13:12:38

get this kid out of me!!

I'm really clutching at straws - 40+3 - nothing is working. Baby still is really high up. 3/5 engaged. I had an attempted sweep yesterday but apparently it wasn't possible (my uterus js an impenetrable fortress) so midwife did a "cervical massage" (I have never heard of cervical massage - has anyone had one that brought on labour). I have another sweep booked for the 13th and induction booked for the 16th... Do not want to go this late.

I've tried everything .
- i walked a mile yesterday (I know that's not that much but I have spd and swelling and I am just generally lazy)
-I've been drinking raspberry leaf tea like its going out of fashion
-*I ate a pineapple*
-I've been bouncing on a gym ball no stop since 7am this morning
-i got the ol' boobies out and expressed a bit
-Ive tried curries (not a big spicy food eater at all)
-I've tried lunges - spd hindered this a fair bit.
-tried dtd - impossible feat as I am sooo swollen.
-Tried scary movies
-Tried tear jerker's (apparently it relaxes
your body when you cry...)

Does anyone have any (other) suggestions what so ever that might help. My reasons for wanting him out are I'm overdue and fed up but most importantly my DD has a school assembly this Friday!! (she's (yr1) and in a school play and is a main character... It will destroy her if we cant at least be there and my brother goes in place of us..


ShatnersBassoon Wed 07-Oct-15 13:16:54

Ooh, that would make my tongue bleed.

Have an orgasm. That helps.

LilyRose16 Wed 07-Oct-15 13:18:52

I speak from no experience but in my pregnancy yoga class they go on about getting on all 4s and rocking back and forth.. Its ok if you have dodgy hips or anything too. Worth a shot! Give gravity a helping hand

NotTodaySatan Wed 07-Oct-15 13:20:26

I don't want to sound negative but none of that will work unless the baby is ready to come out.

Is your tongue not burnt?! I are half a pineapple at 40+11 and was in agony shock.

Diddlydokey Wed 07-Oct-15 13:22:08

Get on your hands and knees and clean the floors and skirting boards - SPD allowing
Go on your knees and lean on the ball with your forearms and rock
Go up and down the stairs sideways
Give up and go to bed to sleep - the same as lighting a fag when you're waiting for a bus/taxi
Go to the cinema
Go to a cafe on your own and drink a hot drink, eat cake and read a magazine
Book yourself in for a haircut and a pedicure

(the last 3 will just make you feel better and you'll appreciate them when the baby gets here!)

JaniceJoplin Wed 07-Oct-15 13:24:05

Is this your first baby ? It could easier be another week or more, so you might be fine for Friday.

Doublebubblebubble Wed 07-Oct-15 13:26:09

My tongue isn't too bad to be honest my stomach on the other hand- indigestion!! I had a fairly creamy cheese-y pasta thing for lunch (just before) so I think that it might have had a "coating affect" on my tongue. Gah. I will try anything - currently bum up in the air rocking like a mad woman x

mintbiscuit Wed 07-Oct-15 13:30:07

Massage your nips for 10 mins. Rest for 10. And repeat cycle for an hour. Repeat throughout day as you want. Be careful though as it can cause quite strong contractions!

Ime 3/5 doesn't mean much with 2nd baby as they often don't engage until labour.

blackteaplease Wed 07-Oct-15 13:32:50

I hate to say this but baby will come when it's ready. It could be another 10 days yet and you will be knackered if you keep this up.

outputgap Wed 07-Oct-15 13:34:37

I drew a picture of the baby on the blackboard in the kitchen and the instruction "BABY OUT". Both times my waters broke that night. Both came on 40+4. (Was the one and only time either of them have followed my instructions.)

Doublebubblebubble Wed 07-Oct-15 13:34:55

No not my first. DD came at 39+6 (lovely spontaneous labour) and I have had a stillbirth of twin boys who were born at 24+6 (they had ttts and my waters broke 6 days before they were born - I had had a laser ablation surgery to try and save them 2 days before my waters broke)... I so was not expecting to go over.

I think the manicure/pedicure might just be what Il attempt to waddle to after about 20 minutes of rocking (there is a salon 5 minutes from my front door)

RNBrie Wed 07-Oct-15 13:34:57

You have to eat something like 15 pineapples to get enough bromelain to make any sort of difference - and that includes eating the core. YUM!

Having sex is the only thing that really has any basis in science, sperm contains prostaglandins which soften and relax tissues.

I'd totally do what Diddlydokey suggests and have a hair cut and a pedicure - these are the things you won't have any time for with a newborn!

RNBrie Wed 07-Oct-15 13:36:30

Cross posted with you OP flowers so sorry to hear about your twin boys, that must have been awful.

I can see why being late has come as a surprise to you! Enjoy your manicure!!

BuckyLastard Wed 07-Oct-15 13:36:32

Dtd seemed to bring labour on for me.

Sighing Wed 07-Oct-15 13:42:34

Clary sage extract in the bath?

rosieliveson1 Wed 07-Oct-15 13:45:45

Ive heard evening primrose capsules can kick start contractions and help to soften the cervix but also that they can make labour very painful.

Every1KnowsJeffHesUsuallyACunt Wed 07-Oct-15 13:52:06

Oh double as you said to me earlier, I feel your pain!

I'm so annoyed @ 40+5 but I know that nothing will shift that baby unless the baby wants to shift! Had a sweep yesterday, typically my cervix is still posterior and closed <shakes head in disbelief>

Watch the clary sage oil in the bath...i've had a go with that one already, gave me major thrush blush

Zamaz Wed 07-Oct-15 13:55:38

Yeah I am pretty sure that sex (well, the hormone in sperm) is the only thing which is really evidence-based... Not having had a kid yet I can't really comment! But distraction sounds like the next best thing, get yourself down the salon!

RNBrie Wed 07-Oct-15 16:00:07

Wondering if the OP is at the spa or at the hospital?! grin

Doublebubblebubble Wed 07-Oct-15 17:24:04

RnBrie I'm not at the hospital - my legs are stubble free and waxed for the midwives now though ;) x

RNBrie Wed 07-Oct-15 20:48:32

Well done doublebubblebubble!! You can show them to your dh tonight and try that other old wives' tale...!!! wink

Doublebubblebubble Thu 08-Oct-15 07:27:47

Yeah....we um tried doing the deed last night... That did not go well lol saying get this baby out of me apparently is a bit of a mood killer lol

I'm going to try the "not trying" method and curl up in my nest bed and read. I am absolutely exhausted - though this morning (I wake up at 5am everyday for DD) I did have a bit of a burst of energy and aggression which I thought might lead to something...

Every any news??

Every1KnowsJeffTheJerkOlantern Thu 08-Oct-15 09:01:43

saying get this baby out of me apparently is a bit of a mood killer lol grin

And its a no from me <huff>

I have to see the consultant today so I can argue about induction. Should make for a fun morning hmm

Workingmum473 Thu 08-Oct-15 09:28:08

I hate to say it too but baby will come when its ready. With my first pregnancy baby came after we had sex and so I was with the ppl saying sperm or orgasms help the process however with my current pregnancy...we have had lots of sex, tried for a walk, and tried very spicy food...however nothing worked. This has led me to the conclusion that the baby will come when its ready and you just have to wait for nature to take its course...frustrating but that's just the way it is

Seeline Thu 08-Oct-15 09:34:39

Pineapple worked for me or it could just have been that at 40+12 DD was finally ready to come out I was mightily relieved either way grin

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